While I was away in Japan, some of my patterns came out in print. Most of them feature Christmas knits. It is the time to get busy with making gifts for your loved ones (and yourself).
Simply knitting magazine UK has this one: Santa, reindeer, elf and sleigh set.
The request was to make the Santa family with miniature toys. This pattern is in the A-5 mini booklet which comes with the magazine.
Pattern is not at all complicated, but assembly may require a bit of patience. The sleigh has a cardboard inside for sturdiness. I have added the template and instruction drawings with a help of my son. If you think the sleigh is a little challenging, you may be able to find an alternative, for example, wooden toy sleigh.
This project is a lot of fun and very rewarding at the finish.
It looks like this with everyone together.
I have made many Santas. This one is easy to make and is one of my favorites.
Another project is this one: Christmas ponies in Knit Now magazine.
The pony is knitted all in one. The pattern is surprisingly simple. The blanket has a Christmassy motif, but it can be knitted without it of course. Using multi coloured sock yarn may produce an interesting effect.
And one more.
A few days ago, I received these from America: Toy knits published by Interweave.
I was invited to submit my work in January so that this magazine has come a long way. It is more like a book than a magazine. It has been carefully planned with lots of time and care.
It contains many many projects and beautifully produced. I can assure you that you will find something you would like to try. There are book reviews and interviews included, and I was very happy to find my book in it.
I have two patterns in this issue; Knitted zeppelin and bunny in a jumper
This is the very first time that my work appeared in a knitting magazine in the US. I hope readers will enjoy them.